Ownership is about taking full responsibility for our lives and for what shows up around us. We always have a choice about how we relate to what's going on and how we interpret the things happening around us and even within us.
You can be internally strong and authentically sensitive at the same time. In fact, that's a beautiful balance. My strength definitely stems from my deep vulnerability. And my sensitivity is the essence of who I am.
One of the hardest parts about divorce is picking up the pieces after it's all over. Even the friendliest divorce (like mine) leaves you with all sorts of lingering issues related to relationships, love and commitment.
"The bottom line is that vulnerability is scary and it feels really dangerous, but it's not nearly as dangerous or scary as spending your life on the outside looking in and wondering, 'What if I had chosen to show up?'"
I certainly don't believe that all our Republican lawmakers came to Washington to hurt poor people, but it's time for some of them to challenge the dominant forces in their party and face the consequences of such indefensible choices.
Big sports at big colleges are big business for both the schools and the surrounding communities. The control and protection of money in so many of our institutions is a leading cause of institutional moral failure -- and the Penn State scandal is a colossal moral failure.